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2014-04-09 12:20:53

Newest Dreamliner is longer, travels farther and carries more passengers CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' first 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of final assembly Tuesday evening at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. The rollout marks the first major milestone in the aircraft's production ahead of its expected delivery this summer. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second and newest member of the fuel-efficient 787 family. With the fuselage stretched 20 feet longer...

2014-03-31 16:20:23

HOUSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is launching nonstop air service between Stavanger, Norway and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, beginning on August 20, 2014. The arrival of SAS is in direct response to requests from leading players in the oil and gas industry, asking for better connections between Norway, the rest of Scandinavia, and Houston, Texas, according to an announcement by Houston Airport System. "Houston...

2014-02-25 16:20:09

MANCHESTER, England, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa International Airport takes top spot in first regional heat of Routes Awards 2014 Last night during a fantastic networking evening hosted by the Ministry of Tourism El Salvador at the Tazumal Archaeological Site, Santa Ana Tampa International Airport was announced as the winner of the first heat of the 2014 Routes Awards. Over 450 aviation professionals were gathered to witness the presentation of the awards...

2014-02-25 08:22:07

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six former Continental Airlines pilots who now work for the merged United Airlines have filed a class-action lawsuit against their own union today based on claims their seniority was unfairly stripped when the two airlines merged in 2010. The lawsuit accuses the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) of breaching its duty of fair representation to the former Continental pilots by stripping their seniority in favor of a larger group of...

2014-02-20 12:20:15

Six-times-weekly Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights begin October 2014 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it will introduce nonstop flights between its hub at Los Angeles International Airport and Melbourne, Australia, effective Oct. 26, 2014 (westbound), subject to government approval. The airline will fly the route six times weekly with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. United is the North American launch customer for the 787-9, and this...

2014-02-07 16:21:31

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing over 25,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines, today announced an agreement with United management that averts involuntary furloughs at the world's leading airline through improved voluntary options. The mutual agreement between AFA and management also provides employment for Flight Attendants originally slated to lose their jobs by offering an enhanced crossover...

2014-02-05 08:21:16

HOUSTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Korean Air, America's largest Asian airline, is launching nonstop service between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, beginning in May 2014. The inaugural flight will take place on May 2, with service aboard a B777-200 aircraft. Nonstop flights connecting the two destinations will depart from the Terminal D facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport every Monday,...

2014-01-23 08:21:07

UAL Reports $1.1 Billion Full-Year 2013 Profit Excluding Special Charges, an 84 Percent Increase over 2012 Results; $571 Million Profit Including Special Charges CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported full-year 2013 net income of $1.084 billion, an increase of 84 percent year-over-year, or $2.84 per diluted share, excluding $513 million of special charges. Including special charges, UAL reported full-year 2013 net income of $571 million, or $1.53 per...

2014-01-21 16:20:15

Additional service from Denver and Seattle to the airline's New York hub at Newark Liberty CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, the New York area's largest airline, is helping football fans reach the end zone with increased service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Denver and Seattle for the big game. Newark Liberty is the airport most convenient to MetLife Stadium, where the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, 2014....

2014-01-14 16:20:11

- Alaska 737-900ER orders grow to 45 SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) completed Boeing's first firm airplane order of 2014 for two additional 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The agreement, worth $192 million at current list prices, coincides with today's direct delivery of the 100(th) Next-Generation 737 airplane to Alaska Airlines. The 737, the world's best-selling commercial airliner, is a valuable contributor to...